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AMC alumni Mag Autumn 2013

About AMC

Anna Maria College is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic, liberal arts college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC is located on a 192-acre campus in Paxton, MA, minutes from the vibrant college-town of Worcester, MA. AMC provides quality programs that integrate liberal education and professional preparation that is committed to the fundamental value of liberal arts and sciences education rooted in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne.

As part of its strategic plan: Excellence at Anna Maria College, AMC is growing exponentially as a leader among liberal arts colleges with new curricular and co-curricular programs, 17 NCAA Division III sports teams, a new all-purpose athletic field and stadium, and five new residence halls, including a new, 200-bed suite style hall. Enrollment growth has been tremendous with Anna Maria College being rated the 16th fastest growing campus in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Almanac.


The New England setting of Paxton, Massachusetts is the home to this exceptional liberal arts college that offers students the best of both worlds: a relaxed, closed-campus environment in which to live and study, and close proximity to a vibrant college town. AMC students can enjoy all that a liberal arts college campus has to offer and also partake in the excitement of the Worcester area, including concerts at the DCU Center and the Palladium, skiing at nearby Wachusett Mountain, art exhibits at the world-class Worcester Art Museum and great restaurants in Worcester’s growing downtown. AMC is also about an hour’s drive to Boston, Cape Cod, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

 A Liberal Arts College Focused on Career Preparation

Anna Maria College offers students over 40 undergraduate degree programs.  AMC distinguishes itself through its career-oriented liberal arts education, prominent and responsive faculty, small class sizes, and a variety of co-curricular activities including 17 NCAA Division III sports teams. Popular majors include art and art therapy, business, criminal justice, education, forensic criminology, environmental studies, fire science, health science, legal studies, music and music therapy, nursing, paramedic science, political science, psychology, social work, and sport management. 

Graduate and continuing education programs are offered both on-ground and online.  Bachelors’ programs are offered online and include an RN-BSN and fire service management and emergency management services administration degree programs. Masters’ programs include an online and on-ground MBA and on-ground counseling psychology, criminal justice, education/special education, pastoral ministry and visual arts degree programs.  In addition to the online MBA, masters’ degree programs in emergency management and public administration are also offered online.

As a strong liberal arts college, AMC offers an Honors Program, as well as numerous and unique study abroad opportunities. AMC is also a member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, a group of 12 colleges that allows students to cross register at no additional cost.

You can view the organizational structure of Anna Maria College here.